The controversial voter ID law has been postponed today. Instead the law will go into full effect next year.
Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson ordered the state not to enforce the law in this year’s presidential election with only five weeks remaining before the election. Pollsters said that the voter ID law could mean a lower turnout, in the past, much to the benefit of Republicans in Pennsylvania.
Democrats have used the law to fuel the base, rallying volunteers and campaign contributions including labor unions, good government groups, the NAACP, AARP and the League of Women Voters, hold voter education drives and protest rallies.
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